RSI smoothing period

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by Kris, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Kris


    What is the standard smoothing period for the 14 period RSI... 13? Also, what is the standard smoothing type... simple, exponential etc...

    If I want to use a 9 period RSI what would be a standard smoothing period used in that case...
  2. Lucrum


    I don't think there is one.
  3. kut2k2


    This should answer your questions:
  4. I have played around with various smoothing methods. I have found that a 5 period rsi smoothed by 3 gives a pretty good overbought, oversold indicator.

    Also I have played around with rsi oscillators where the oscillations is around the difference between rsi's of two lengths.

    Say 14 and 13.